This post from Tenants Queensland is worth a read. It has links to the Hon Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works’ two media releases from last Sunday. The article also outlines recommendations from the Queensland coroner on the topic of minimum standards following the 2012 death of a baby in a rental property.
The Tenants Queensland article starts off like this;
Sunday’s media release from Minister for Housing and Public Works, the Hon Mick de Brenni sited the heart wrenching case of baby Isabella Diefenbach in outlining outlining his support
for the introduction of minimum standards in residential tenancies.
The introduction of minimum standards is not a cause for concern for reasonable investors but a safeguard for renters against those lessors unwilling to ensure their property is fit to live in for their tenants. A key to ensuring minimum standards are effective is taking away the responsibility from individual tenants to enforcing the law. Minimum standards should be enforced by a third party empowered to investigate alleged breaches, order rectifications, deliver sanctions, and provide public access to important records.
The Minister says there has been 35,000 people engage with the government’s Open Doors to Renting Reform, with another five weeks to go for consultations.
Times are changing and more people are renting than ever before. We need to ensure our tenancy laws are keeping up. Queensland rental reforms are needed to protect good tenants from evictions without any reason.
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